in ° vet ° er ° ate

:Confirmed in a habit
an inveterate liar

or a dry poet who habitually 
doesn’t type
under the ceiling fan and the soft hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh its blades make
The only action in the room
The poet is here night after night after night
The poems aren’t
And midnight walks down the road alone
while words struggling to leave the womb
are born dead